The bizarre reason a couple kept their $100,000 Lotto win in a safe for eight months before claiming it
- Couple who won a $100,000 jackpot have claimed their prize after eight months
- They won the draw on August 10, 2020, but claimed the prize on Wednesday
- Incredibly they knew they won the prize immediately but kept the ticket in a safe
- The couple said they wanted to ‘let the news sink in before we claimed the prize’
A couple who won a $100,000 lottery draw have only just come forward to claim their prize despite knowing they had the lucky ticket eight months ago.
The couple collected the money on Wednesday after securing the Lucky Lotteries Super Jackpot draw 10399, which was originally drawn on August 10 last year.
The couple from Maclean, in northern NSW, hadn’t registered their ticket and therefore couldn’t be contacted by The Lott to receive the life-changing news.
The couple kept the ticket in a safe for eight months before claiming their $100,000 prize (stock image)
However they claimed to have known about the win since that fateful August day.
‘We’ve actually known we won this prize the entire time,’ the winners told The Lott.
‘We checked it straight after the draw and we couldn’t believe it! I remember thinking “oh yeah, baby!”‘
‘We couldn’t stop shaking!’
The couple bought the ticket at Maclean Newsagency and kept it in a safe, saying they wanted to claim it when they had calmed down.
They claim to have known they were the winners the whole time despite waiting eight months to claim the prize (stock image)
‘We’ve kept it in a safe ever since that day! We planned to just let the news sink in before we claimed the prize,’ they said.
‘For us, it’s like a million dollars, so we wanted to be sensible with our prize and make sure we used it wisely.
‘All of our money stress has completely disappeared, which is amazing for us.’
The Maclean couple said they planned to use the money sensibly by paying off bills and helping their family.
‘We have a few bills we want to pay first,’ the winning woman said.
‘Then we both want to help our families and there are a few things the kids need.’
‘The rest we want to keep in the bank for a rainy day.’
The couple purchased their ticket from the Maclean Newsagency (stock image)